November 2003 by StaffExcerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
I frequently get asked, "What should I look for when I am out prospecting that will tell me there are good amounts of gold present in the ground?"
There are literally thousands of abandoned wasterock and ore dumps that dot the United States that could hold many tones of strategic metals.
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• Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz?
What it takes to move gold is turbulent, fast-moving water. Normally the water is heavy with clay and all sorts of sentiments that have been ripped up from the bed of the river or carried down from the tributaries above.
My wife Fran and I were brushing and repairing the road to our claim when we were interrupted by a fellow in a pretty yellow Jeep heading out to the local town of Quincy, California.
Is there a reasonable and cost effective way to separate out the values?
Most placer equipment is really made with gold in the 30 and larger mesh sizes in mind, though if carefully used can often get reasonable recovery down to the 50 mesh size.
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